Bowling green will lead park revamp

Bowling green will lead park revamp

Bowling green will lead park revamp

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THESE pictures show how Basildon’s Gloucester Park will look once work to create a leafy bowling green has finished.

Currently under construction, the green forms part of plans to change the face of Basildon town centre by 2022 under the £1billion masterplan.

The bowling green will feature an area for two or three “short mats”, which is an improvement on the previous pavilion and will allow indoors bowls to be played all year round.
 

It will also have 50 car parking spaces and the building will be made from “vandal resistant” materials.
 

Work is also underway to create a new play area in the park, also shown in the artists’ impressions. Both the park and bowling green form part of £1.5million worth of improvements to the park and will be finished by Spring this year.
 

So far 144 new homes have been built on the park as part of the Acacia Park development.
 

Over the coming year the park will also see reapairs carried out to footpaths and new lighting put in. A new lake and piazza, near to the newly built homes, will be finished by the Autumn of this year.

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3:39pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

I thought the revamp started long ago, when they first moved the netball courts and then demolished the Murrayfield Pavilion and the building by the Basildon Athletics Bowl to make way for the Sporting Village.

I notice that the footprint for the new bowling green and paviion is gradually growing ever larger though.

I bet it won't be long before all those nice tory voting residents of the new houses where the old bowling pavilion, tennis courts, netball courts and swimming pool once were will start whining about kids hanging around the bmx/skatepark and demand it's removal....
I thought the revamp started long ago, when they first moved the netball courts and then demolished the Murrayfield Pavilion and the building by the Basildon Athletics Bowl to make way for the Sporting Village. I notice that the footprint for the new bowling green and paviion is gradually growing ever larger though. I bet it won't be long before all those nice tory voting residents of the new houses where the old bowling pavilion, tennis courts, netball courts and swimming pool once were will start whining about kids hanging around the bmx/skatepark and demand it's removal.... Cosmo Spring
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4:23pm Fri 1 Feb 13

notinwestcliffanymore says...

Cosmo Spring wrote:
I thought the revamp started long ago, when they first moved the netball courts and then demolished the Murrayfield Pavilion and the building by the Basildon Athletics Bowl to make way for the Sporting Village. I notice that the footprint for the new bowling green and paviion is gradually growing ever larger though. I bet it won't be long before all those nice tory voting residents of the new houses where the old bowling pavilion, tennis courts, netball courts and swimming pool once were will start whining about kids hanging around the bmx/skatepark and demand it's removal....
I notice there seems not to be a very high metal fence around the bowling green, to keep out the council flat dwelling labour voters and cr4p machine staffies
[quote][p][bold]Cosmo Spring[/bold] wrote: I thought the revamp started long ago, when they first moved the netball courts and then demolished the Murrayfield Pavilion and the building by the Basildon Athletics Bowl to make way for the Sporting Village. I notice that the footprint for the new bowling green and paviion is gradually growing ever larger though. I bet it won't be long before all those nice tory voting residents of the new houses where the old bowling pavilion, tennis courts, netball courts and swimming pool once were will start whining about kids hanging around the bmx/skatepark and demand it's removal....[/p][/quote]I notice there seems not to be a very high metal fence around the bowling green, to keep out the council flat dwelling labour voters and cr4p machine staffies notinwestcliffanymore
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8:44pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Devils Advocate says...

I bet if the Echo were to show pictures of the old Bowling greens with the shrubbery all around it, people would think it really beautiful. However, how moving the bowling greens from within a i/4 of a mile from the town centre to practically Billericay will "improve the town centre" I fail to grasp. Free car parking and more diversity in the town centre would improve the town centre, not some yuppie housing on the outskirts.
I bet if the Echo were to show pictures of the old Bowling greens with the shrubbery all around it, people would think it really beautiful. However, how moving the bowling greens from within a i/4 of a mile from the town centre to practically Billericay will "improve the town centre" I fail to grasp. Free car parking and more diversity in the town centre would improve the town centre, not some yuppie housing on the outskirts. Devils Advocate
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8:49pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Devils Advocate says...

notinwestcliffanymor
e: I notice there seems not to be a very high metal fence around the bowling green, to keep out the council flat dwelling labour voters and cr4p machine staffies

You really do not like democracy do you? If you are better off than those people you refer to then maybe you should be thankful for that. But if we all voted Tory then surely we too would be "The well off" (At least in our bank balance) and then who would you attack for not being as pampered as yourself?
notinwestcliffanymor e: I notice there seems not to be a very high metal fence around the bowling green, to keep out the council flat dwelling labour voters and cr4p machine staffies You really do not like democracy do you? If you are better off than those people you refer to then maybe you should be thankful for that. But if we all voted Tory then surely we too would be "The well off" (At least in our bank balance) and then who would you attack for not being as pampered as yourself? Devils Advocate
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12:03am Mon 18 Feb 13

grimmy18 says...

sort the bloody skate park out already -.-
sort the bloody skate park out already -.- grimmy18
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